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2008-07-13

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Med Union launch a success claim participants

The French-inspired Mediterranean Union has got off the ground with its first summit in Paris, and already success is being claimed on a number of

The French-inspired Mediterranean Union has got off the ground with its first summit in Paris, and already success is being claimed on a number of

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Middle East peace push at EU-Mediterranean summit

Whatever the outcome of President Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union, the Paris summit at least seems to be generating some movement in the Middle East

Whatever the outcome of President Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union, the Paris summit at least seems to be generating some movement in the Middle East

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Poland's Solidarity icon Geremek dies in car crash

Tributes have been paid to Bronislaw Geremek, a leading thinker in Poland’s anti-communist Solidarity movement, who has died in a car crash. He was

Tributes have been paid to Bronislaw Geremek, a leading thinker in Poland’s anti-communist Solidarity movement, who has died in a car crash. He was

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Lebanese divided over new ties with Syria

The international community has welcomed Lebanon and Syria’s efforts to establish formal ties with each other. But, in Beirut, news that the

The international community has welcomed Lebanon and Syria’s efforts to establish formal ties with each other. But, in Beirut, news that the

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Corruption probe pressure piles on Israel's Olmert

On the international stage, his peace efforts are attracting attention. But, at home, Ehud Olmert is making headlines for all the wrong reasons

On the international stage, his peace efforts are attracting attention. But, at home, Ehud Olmert is making headlines for all the wrong reasons

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Middle East peace push at EU-Mediterranean summit

Whatever the outcome of President Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union, the Paris summit at least seems to be generating some movement in the Middle East

Whatever the outcome of President Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union, the Paris summit at least seems to be generating some movement in the Middle East

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Leterme edges towards constitutional compromise

Belgium’s Prime Minister Yves Leterme is one of the few European Union leaders not to attend the Mediterranean Union summit in Paris. Instead, he

Belgium’s Prime Minister Yves Leterme is one of the few European Union leaders not to attend the Mediterranean Union summit in Paris. Instead, he

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Leading Polish political figure dies in a car crash

Bronislaw Geremek, considered a major European political figure has been killed in a car crash in his native Poland. He was 76. Geremek was one of

Bronislaw Geremek, considered a major European political figure has been killed in a car crash in his native Poland. He was 76. Geremek was one of

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Turkey uneasy at direction of Med Union

One of the trickiest questions in President Sarkozy’s pet Mediterranean Union project is where does Turkey fit in? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

One of the trickiest questions in President Sarkozy’s pet Mediterranean Union project is where does Turkey fit in? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

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Med Union launched with fanfare in Paris

French and current EU president Nicolas Sarkozy has launched the European Union’s latest outreach project, the Mediterranean Union. It brings

French and current EU president Nicolas Sarkozy has launched the European Union’s latest outreach project, the Mediterranean Union. It brings

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Leading Polish political figure dies in a car crash

Bronislaw Geremek, considered a major European political figure has been killed in a car crash in his native Poland. He was 76. Geremek was one of

Bronislaw Geremek, considered a major European political figure has been killed in a car crash in his native Poland. He was 76. Geremek was one of

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Pope to apologise for Catholic sex scandal

Pope Benedict has arrived in Australia after indicating to journalists he will apologise for decades of sexual abuse of children by Catholic

Pope Benedict has arrived in Australia after indicating to journalists he will apologise for decades of sexual abuse of children by Catholic

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Turkey uneasy at direction of Med Union

One of the trickiest questions in President Sarkozy’s pet Mediterranean Union project is where does Turkey fit in? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

One of the trickiest questions in President Sarkozy’s pet Mediterranean Union project is where does Turkey fit in? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

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Death toll rises in Afghan blast

A suicide attack, blamed on the Taliban, at a bazaar in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 24 people. Some 17 civilians, most of them children

A suicide attack, blamed on the Taliban, at a bazaar in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 24 people. Some 17 civilians, most of them children

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Paris plays host to Mediterranean summit

European Union foreign ministers and those from countries bordering the Mediterranean have arrived in Paris for today’s summit. Later, the gathering

European Union foreign ministers and those from countries bordering the Mediterranean have arrived in Paris for today’s summit. Later, the gathering

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Second man charged in French student slaying

A second man has been charged over the killing of two French students in London. Daniel Sonnex (23)of Peckham in south London is accused of murder

A second man has been charged over the killing of two French students in London. Daniel Sonnex (23)of Peckham in south London is accused of murder

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First edition Shakespeare recovered after 10 years

Police have recovered a first folio edition of William Shakespeare’s works, stolen from Durham University in northern England, ten years ago.

Police have recovered a first folio edition of William Shakespeare’s works, stolen from Durham University in northern England, ten years ago.

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Leaders aim to boost co-operation at Med Summit

There are 43 nations at the summit, including all southern Mediterranean countries except Libya – Colonel Gaddafi called it an “international

There are 43 nations at the summit, including all southern Mediterranean countries except Libya – Colonel Gaddafi called it an “international

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Italy to pay 100,000 euro sex-discrimination payout

An Italian court has awarded Danilo Giuffrida 100,000 euros in damages, after he was forced to retake a driving test because he was gay. Giuffrida

An Italian court has awarded Danilo Giuffrida 100,000 euros in damages, after he was forced to retake a driving test because he was gay. Giuffrida

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"Historic progress" between Syria and Lebanon

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has heralded major progress in diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria. Before the start of a rare

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has heralded major progress in diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria. Before the start of a rare